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Being Angry And Upset After A Big Sports Loss Is Actually One Of The Most Important Things In Life

Divisional Round - Philadelphia Eagles v New Orleans Saints

Obviously as I’m sure you’re all well aware of by now, the Philadelphia Eagles Men’s Professional Football Team lost in New Orleans last night which ended their hopes of becoming the first team to win back-to-back Super Bowls since the Patriots in 04-05. And after giving the loss some time to sink in, I think the majority of Eagles fans out there are feeling pretty okay about the loss because they’re still proud of this team and they still have last year’s Super Bowl to fall back on. The overwhelming sentiment in the city is “yeah it would have been nice if they won but I still love this team anyway”. Which is fine and everything. But if you weren’t pissed off about anything in the heat of the moment last night as an Eagles fan, I simply cannot trust you as a human being. And here’s why–

Being pissed off or upset about a sports loss is one of the most important things in life.

Let’s think back to Carl losing his goddamn mind over Cody Parkey’s blocked field goal last week. Naturally, the blue checkmark brigade was out there saying things along the lines of “get a life” or “imagine caring this much about a game” or some shit like that. If anybody tells you to “relax” after you’re being a tad irrational after a loss, don’t even tell that person to shut the fuck up. Just cut them out of your life entirely because you can’t trust them.

What being pissed off and upset about sports allows us to do is let all that emotion loose over something that, ultimately, doesn’t really matter. I’m not saying that sports don’t matter but the result of one game in one sport is rather inconsequential in the grand scheme of things. But in the moment, that game is all you care about. So if you let all of that emotion out of your body after a heartbreaking loss, then guess what? You’re not storing that inside of you anymore. You’re not allowing it to build and build and build until you inevitably snap one day because you didn’t give yourself an outlet to unleash your fury in a normal ass way like losing your mind over a sports game. Basically it’s just a purge for your emotions and then you can wake up the next day and be much more well-adjusted for life.

So don’t listen to anybody who tells you to “relax” immediately after a loss. Feel free to lose your mind for a little bit and then go back to being a norma person the next day instead of letting those emotions stay bottled up. Because again–anybody who doesn’t allow themselves to get a little crazy after a loss simply cannot be trusted. Because the day is eventually going to come when those emotions come loose anyway and I’d rather it be over a sports loss like a normal person than over something else like a psychopath.